Wagner Free Institute of Science

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  • The Wagner Free Institute of Science is a Victorian natural history museum located in North Philadelphia. The Institute is committed to providing free science education for the community.

  • ORGANIZATION/PROGRAM

    Organization Name: Wagner Free Institute of Science
    Organization Street Address: 1700 W. Montgomery Ave
    Organization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA 19121
    Organization Phone Number: 215-763-6529
    Short Description of Organization:

    The Wagner Free Institute of Science is a Victorian natural history museum located in North Philadelphia. The Institute is committed to providing free science education for the community.

    Program Street Address: 1700 W Montgomery Ave
    Philadelphia
    Pennsylvania
    19121
    Which one best describes your organization?: Non-Profit
    Which one best describes your program?: Site-based - stationary (students come to a site)
    Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: No
    Accepting Mentors: Accepting Mentors

    CONTENT

    Is STEM the "core" of your program?: Yes
    Which type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Earth and or Space Science
    • Environment Science
    • Zoology
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply):
    • Academic Enrichment and Homework Help
    • Project-Based Learning
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: No

    LOCATION AND SHARING

    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply): Lower North Philadelphia
    When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Summer
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Spring
    • During school

    PARTICIPANTS

    How many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: Over 2000 individuals
    How many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: Less than 2 hours per week
    Which ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Pre-kindergarten
    • Kindergarten - 2nd grade
    • 3rd - 6th grade
    • 7th - 8th grade
    • 9th -12th grade
    Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Girls
    • Boys
    • Transgender and Gender Non Conforming
    Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
    • African-American
    • Latino
    • Caucasian
    • Asian
    • Native American
    • Middle Eastern
    • Multi-Ethnic
    What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: 26-50%
    Who can participate in your STEM program?: Individuals and groups
    Can your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: Yes (please explain)
    If you chose "yes" for the question above, please explain how you are able to accommodate youth with special needs.:

    We definitely make an effort to accommodate a diverse group of students and serve students with special needs to the best of our ability. Unfortunately our building is not handicap accessible.

    FEE/FEE STRUCTURE

    Do participants need to pay for your STEM program?: No
    If participants need to pay for your STEM program, are scholarships available?: No
    Is transportation to and from your program provided?: Other

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